2735RE: [carfree_cities] bicycling facilities
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Boileau,Pierre [NCR] [mailto:Pierre.Boileau@...]
> Sent: Wednesday, March 07, 2001 9:07 AM
> To: 'firstname.lastname@example.org'
> Subject: RE: [carfree_cities] bicycling facilities
> Hello Lopamudra,
> Ottawa has many bike lanes and bike patrols. There is a map of these
> bicycle lanes available from the city but I am not sure it is on the
> Internet (perhaps Ryan can help out here). I would suggest
> that the bicycle
> paths are not the main obstacle to reducing car use and, by
> association, air
> pollution. My experience, as a commuter cyclist in Ottawa,
> is that there
> are a select group of active dedicated cyclists in the area,
> but that people
> who have always used their cars for commuting will continue
> to do so until
> there is a disincentive to it. Last year we had a spike in
> gasoline prices
> and I noticed a few more cyclists on the road during that time.
> Unfortunately, the gas prices have come down again and I'm
> anticipating that
> this year the bicycle paths will be free and clear.
> Also, with that many cars on the road there is real issue of
> safety for the
> cyclists and 'road-rage' from the motorists. My sense is
> that a common
> understanding needs to be reached between commuter cyclists
> and automobile
> commuters through public education. This has been confirmed by my
> observations that in our sister city, Hull, on the other side
> of the Ottawa
> river, automobile commuters are much more aware of cyclists
> and don't find
> them a hindrance. This is primarily because of the education efforts
> undertaken by the Quebec government.
> I think the situation in Delhi would be somewhat different
> than that in
> Ottawa, because vehicle ownership may not be as high. But I
> believe that a
> strategy which incorporates more bike paths combined with
> public education
> about the benefits of commuter cycling would be the best
> route to take.
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Lopamudra Banerjee
> > Sent: Wednesday, March 07, 2001 6:40 AM
> > To: email@example.com
> > Subject: [carfree_cities] bicycling facilities
> > Hello,
> > I work for a non-governmental organisation called Centre
> for Science and
> > Environment based in New Delhi (India). We conduct
> extensive research
> > on vehicular air pollution and abatement measures.
> > I had written to the carfree discussion forum about
> information on carfree
> > cities all over the world and had got an overwhelming
> response. Hope to
> > get the same this time round.
> > We are planning to write an article on the importance of creating
> > bicycling facilities here in Delhi to control vehicular
> pollution. We
> > would like to include experiences from all over the world about
> > creating exclusive bicycle lanes.
> > We would be very grateful if you could tell us about which
> are the cities
> > that have gone for promoting bicycling in Europe and the US
> and how
> > successful has it been in reducing car usage and air pollution.
> > Please feel free to give as detailed informatin as
> possible. You could
> > also refer me to the websites that will give us the relevant
> > information.Would also love to publish good photographs of bicycle
> > lanes.
> > Thanks and regards
> > Ms Lopa
> > Lopamudra Banerjee
> > Air Pollution Control Unit
> > Centre for Science and Environment
> > 41, Tughlakabad Institutional Area
> > New Delhi - 110062
> > Tel: 6081110, 6081124, 6086399
> > Extension: 222
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